Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?
It’s a question we’ve all wondered, usually in the midst of writhing in stationery-induced agony. “Whyyyyyyy??!! It’s only papeerrrr owwwwww!!!” Want the answer? Scientific American’s Ferris Jabr’s got it.
It comes down to anatomy, our pesky, sensitive hands, and the fact that paper is pretty evil on a microscopic level.